asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 25 May (WA 9), how the conclusions of the July 2004 Montague report into the fundability of Crossrail that it "cannot confirm the deliverability of the business case" and the statement by the Secretary State for Transport, Alistair Darling on 20 July 2004 that a "major funding challenge" remained to be resolved before the project could go forward" (Official Report, Commons, col. 159) provide sufficient evidence of fundability to justify proceeding with a hybrid Bill.
Adrian Montague was asked to assess the proposals contained in Cross London Rail Link's July 2003 Crossrail business case. The Montague report, while indicating scope for important improvements, broadly confirmed CLRL's proposals. In his
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